CHIPINGE - A 42-year-old Chipinge man was recently arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 14-year-old mentally-challenged juvenile.
Simeon Ziyapi, of Gumira village under Chief Mapungwana, pounced on the girl while she was alone at home and dragged her into the bushes where he raped her.
Chipinge district police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Blessing Kadzuraumera confirmed the incident.
"The accused, Ziyapi, was building a toilet at the residence of the complainant's mother but later took advantage of the situation when the juvenile was left home alone in the morning.
"After the act, the girl was threatened and ordered not to tell anyone about the rape otherwise she would be assaulted but she nonetheless gathered enough courage and told her mother who then reported the matter to the police," said Ass Insp Kadzuraumera.
He urged the public not to leave children with disabilities alone as they are at a bigger risk of getting raped than anybody else.local